Instructor

Howard PALEY

Howard PALEY is a professional actor, director, drama teacher and public speaking coach.

Howard was born and raised in Japan and lived in Sweden, Israel, UK, USA, Uruguay, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong; enjoying the beneficiary of a cosmopolitan upbringing and experiences.  He speaks English, Hebrew, Swedish and Japanese.

Passionate about the performing arts for most of his life, Howard directs, performs and coaches in dramas, musicals, commercials, films and corporate role-plays.

He further honed his skills in New York City and Los Angeles where he spent 20 months immersing himself in performing, scene study and audition techniques.

With his unique methodology and blend of drama and commercial experience, Howard has worked across Asia designing, leading and coaching drama-based public speaking coaching, role plays, workshops, classes and presentation & sales training for clients such as Richemont Group, Mont Blanc, Grand Hyatt Hotels, Estee Lauder, Colliers, GlaxoSmithKline, Jardines, Swire, PepsiCo, Philip Morris International, The Gap, Dairy Farm, ANZ, UBS, Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong Monetary Authority and many others.  He also teaches in secondary and tertiary institutions including HKAPA EXCEL, Shantou Technical University (STU), Guandong Israel Insitute of Technology (GIIT), HKU, CityU, HKUST and numerous local and international schools.

Recent stage credits include:

·         Stage Directing: for the HKAPA EXCEL on Roger & Hammerstein’s CinderellaSeven Brides for Seven Brothers and Broadway, Here I Come.

·         ‘Night, Mother by Marsha Norman, Boy Gets Girl by Rebecca Gilman

·         Lead Acting: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, 9 Circles, Address Unknown, An Inspector Calls, Oleanna, Art, Death of a Salesman, The Sneeze & Other Tchekov plays , Glengarry Glen Ross, The Shadow Box, etc.

Film: Theory of Ambitions, Chasing the Dragon, Crazy Rich Asians, Las Vegas to Macau III, Lost for Words, Johnny English II, Spicy Mac Project, LA Forensics
Commercials: Nokia, Bank of America, Dairy Farm, Herbal Honey Candy, Pfizer, Cathay Pacific